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Off-Grid, Design/Build: The House on Limekiln Line

Off-Grid, Design/Build: The House on Limekiln Line | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

An extraordinary off grid home built with local materials, that fits right into the rural Ontario landscape, the House on Limekiln Line is an extraordinary artifact, addressing a 220 year old heritage, with a modern aesthetic.

 

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The House on Limekiln Line, a design-build off-grid house, is sited in a rich agricultural landscape.The house is understood as both a mediator to and a microcosm of its immediate cultural and climatic context. An “observation shed”, the house is composed of a series of scales of spaces, each with distinct vantage points, visual alignments, and framed vistas to the larger context beyond, facilitating stewardship of and respect for the productive landscape in which it sits...


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Natalie Curtis's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:22 AM

Off grid living at its finest- definitely needs to be explored more in some cases. The local materials are a great way of resourcing too!

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Stamp House: A Striking Off-the-Grid Beachfront Project in Queensland

Stamp House: A Striking Off-the-Grid Beachfront Project in Queensland | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

Located in the environmentally sensitive FNQ Beachfront Rainforest in Queensland, this futuristic residence is entirely carbon neutral.


Making the most of the site’s amenities and resources, the project reintroduces the surrounding native wetland environment by situating the home over an engineered water ecosystem, a collaborative effort between national parks, environmental agencies, and state and local government. With solar panels covering the roof, the use of cantilevers to mitigate the impact from potential flooding, and a structure that can withstand cyclones, the Stamp House is a striking marriage of refined design with environmental awareness.


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